As a church, we provide a safe place for everyone who wants to connect with God, and everyone who comes in to use our premises. This means taking particular care to safeguard those who are more vulnerable, in particular children and vulnerable adults.
We have adopted the Church of England "Promoting a Safer Church" Policy Statement, the House of Bishop’s Practice Guidance and supporting diocesan safeguarding protocols. A copy of All Saints' Lightwater's safeguarding policy and procedures is available here.
All our volunteers who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults have to complete safeguarding training and be checked via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Our Safeguarding Officers are Andrew Hockey and Denise Taylor, and our Vicar is David Sigsworth. If you have any concerns about safeguarding, however trivial they may seem, you should contact either of the Safeguarding Officers or David, or all three if you prefer. Click on their names to send an email directly, or you can find their phone numbers on our Who's Who page.
There are many other agencies who can help with any concerns - such as police, social services or Samaritans. If you want to seek help, or report any concern to another agency, please see this list of helpful groups and their contact details.